The hottest North American photovoltaic market is

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The North American photovoltaic market is moving forward in pain. The latest report of NPD Solarbuzz shows that due to the decline of photovoltaic market prices and the adjustment effects of relevant regional and national policies, such as the termination of the 1603 financial subsidy plan, the installation of solar photovoltaic in North America increased significantly in the fourth quarter of 2011. Overall, solar installation increased by nearly 1GW in this quarter, of which 59% were large-scale ground installation systems

it should be noted that the installation quantity defined by Solarbuzz refers to the number of components that have arrived at the project site, rather than the number connected to the electricity. This means that Solarbuzz's statistics may not be consistent with other industry reports

the policies of a few states and provinces are the main reason for the increase in solar power installation. According to Solarbuzz report, some general machinery and equipment provinces in New Jersey, California, Arizona and Ontario, such as fluid and solid transportation, separation, crushing, grinding and guiding the development and utilization of resources in the whole society, have implemented subsidies or policies to encourage the installation of solar power generation, and their total installation accounted for two-thirds of the total demand in the fourth quarter of last year. For example, the California solar energy program, the largest funded project in the United States, has received an additional $200million. This fund will allow the state to establish a long waiting list for distributed generation at the client side

junko movellan, senior analyst at NPD Solarbuzz, said that some incentive measures, such as the terminated 1603 financial subsidy plan, had caused imbalance and instability in the level of demand. As developers rush to complete the project before the end of the year deadline, the speed of project activities is also accelerating. This year, the subsidy plan will continue to affect the photovoltaic market and is considered to be a key uncertain factor for market economic growth. In addition, other factors that will affect the U.S. photovoltaic market economy include the approved schedule of large-scale utility scale projects and the market impact from states that have completed renewable energy quota targets. The result of China's solar energy trade dispute is expected to reshape the solar energy market in the second half of 2012

The Solarbuzz report shows that the growth of U.S. demand will depend on a 25gw non residential utility project. It includes projects that meet the subsidy plan, that is, they need to complete transportation and installation this year

it is expected that residential solar power installation will increase moderately. As shown in the figure, Solarbuzz predicts that compared with the same period last year, the proportion of installation volume in the leading quarter this year is very small. The sharp decline in costs will also help stimulate market demand and financial leasing plans, and the increase will be limited. The solar renewable energy credit policy in New Jersey will also threaten the growth of the local market economy

all click on "report" is expected to drive the reorganization of downstream industrial channels. As the residential solar energy market has been dispersed in the specific markets of each state, downstream enterprises will withdraw from this market. At the same time, new project developers will enter the utility scale market and devote themselves to 25gw non residential utility projects

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